A Record $1.67 million In Sales
The second annual Tehran art auction was held today at the Parsian Azadi Hotel in scenic northern Tehran (4). Eighty Iranian works of arts were sold for $1.67 million, or 6.5 billion Tomans (1).
Work by the Iranian poet and artist Sohrab Sepehri (1928-1980), fetched the highest price at $209,000, or 700 million tomans (1,2).
Mr. Sepheri is considered one of the best known modern poets and Iranian painters (3,5).
While the interest in art and culture maybe a luxury a few Iranians can afford, this event and recent signing and dancing in the streets, shows that the real Iran is ready to sprout even with the hands of the regime still around its neck.